Coin Type Specifications
Region: Canada
Denomination: C1C
Diameter: 19.05 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [95.5%] 3.0942 (g)
Tin [3%] 0.0972 (g)
Zinc [1.5%] 0.0486 (g)
Total Mass: 3.24 (g)

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1920-1936 - George V - Canadian Small Cent
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Coin Type Coins
1920-1936 - George V - Canadian Small Cent Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Copper : 3.0942 Grams
Tin : 0.0972 Grams
Zinc : 0.0486 Grams
Total Mass : 3.24 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 3.0942 g $0.014
Tin $6.619 $0.454 $0.015 0.0972 g $0.001
Zinc $1.048 $0.072 $0.002 0.0486 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.015
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $0.015
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-23-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1920-1936
Mint Marks:
Denomination: C1C
Obverse Design: The portrait in left profile of George V is surrounded with the inscription "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP" (George V, King and Emperor of India by the grace of God) Lettering: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND:IMP:
Obverse Designer: Sir E.B. MacKennal
Reverse Design: The facial value is surrounded with the inscription "CANADA" and two maple leaves. Lettering: CANADA ONE CENT YEAR
Reverse Designer: Fred Lewis
1920-1936 - George V - Canadian Small Cent

In Canada, a penny is a coin worth one cent, or 1⁄100 of a dollar. According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the official national term of the coin is the "one-cent piece", but in practice the terms penny and cent predominate. Originally, "penny" referred to a two-cent coin. When the two-cent coin was discontinued, penny took over as the new one-cent coin's name. Penny was likely readily adopted because the previous coinage in Canada (up to 1858) was the British monetary system, where Canada used British pounds, shillings, and pence as coinage alongside U.S. decimal coins and Spanish milled dollars.

Production of the penny ceased in May 2012, and the Royal Canadian Mint ceased the distribution of them as of February 4, 2013. However, like all discontinued currency in the Canadian monetary system, the coin remains legal tender. Once distribution of the coin ceased, though, vendors no longer were expected to return pennies as change for cash purchases, and were encouraged to round purchases to the nearest nickel. Non-cash transactions are still denominated to the cent.


Canadian Circulation: A national symbol-the 1-cent coin

1920 - 1936
The two maple leaves
This design, created by Fred Lewis, coincided with a reduction in the 1-cent coin's diameter.

1920 - 1941
Composition: 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
Weight (g): 3.24
Diameter (mm): 19.05
Thickness (mm): 1.65
1920 - 22,246,170
1921 - 7,601,627
1922 - 1,243,635
1923 - 1,019,022
1924 - 1,593,195
1925 - 1,000,622
1926 - 2,143,372
1927 - 3,553,928
1928 - 9,144,860
1929 - 12,159,840
1930 - 2,538,613
1931 - 3,842,776
1932 - 21,316,190
1933 - 12,079,310
1934 - 7,042,358
1935 - 7,526,400
1936 - 8,768,769


Coin - 1 Cent, Canada

Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.236 g (Weight)
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP:; artist's initials, B.M., on bust truncation
Reverse Description: In four lines, CANADA ONE CENT 1920; maple leaf on either side of the word CENT
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Canada, 1920
Mint: Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint, Canada, 1920
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, 1911
References: KM#28


1 Cent - George V small cent

KM# 28
Country Canada
Years 1920-1936
Value 1 Cent (0.01 CAD)
Metal Bronze (.955 Cu, .030 Sn, .015 Zn)
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Engravers Edgar Bertram MacKennal (obverse)
Fred Lewis, W.H.J. Blakemore (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
Edge: Plain

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